Debra is an award-winning author, speaker, and leading advocate for American-grown flowers. She is the creator of Slowflowers.com, a free online directory that helps consumers find florists, designers, studios, and farms that supply American grown flowers. Debra’s book Slow Flowers (St. Lynn’s Press, 2013) received a Silver Medal from Garden Writers Association in 2014. Debra is a contributing editor to Country Gardens magazine and her feature stories on architecture and design appear regularly in the Los Angeles Times Home section. She is a contributor to Garden Design, and her work has appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, online publications, and blogs.
Debra serves on the advisory board of the American Grown Flowers Campaign, a national initiative to brand and market domestic flowers. She is the creator of American Flowers Week, launched during the July 4th week in 2015 with more than 400,000 social media impressions. Debra is also the producer and host of the Slow Flowers Podcast with Debra Prinzing, which is available for free download on iTunes or at debraprinzing.com. A Master Gardener, Debra has studied landscape horticulture and design at South Seattle Community College. Debra is the current president of the Garden Writers Association and a member of the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers.
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